At 5pm today, the final note was played by the Impossible Orchestra, a 24-hour musical tribute to the 2.6m carers in Australia who look after their sick, aged or disabled loved ones.
The musical marathon, which took place in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, was a metaphor for the ongoing sacrifice made by Australia’s carers, for government backed charity CareAware.
The event was performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Australian National Academy of Music, with contributions from politicians, actors and comedians including Shaun Micallef, Josh Thomas and Charlie Pickering.
Interspersed with classical pieces by the likes of Vivaldi, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, were video tributes to some of Australia’s carers.
The event was devised by McCann Melbourne.
Executive Creative Director: John Mescall
Creative Team: Pat Baron, Matt Stoddart, Natasha Wood
Designers: Pat Baron, Cayne Snowden, Scott Hall
Producers: Jo Alach, Pauline McMillan
Group Account Director: Adrian Mills
Senior Account Manager: Megan Jones
Film Production: Airbag
Director: Aaron Wilson
Producer: Katrina Flemming